Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Oceanography - 13 Songs About Driving Nowhere in Alphabetical Order

Only just out (2021). Boy oh Boy - this is great. One of those releases that grabs you then kebang. My measure of greatness is very simple - you just keep playing it, tell everyone and blog. That's what's happening here.

This is actually the second album (the first being 'Collier Canyon') and was recorded mostly live. I like that. The sound is full and you'll probably hear influences from My Morning Jacket, The Shins, The National, The War on Drugs, The Cars, Destroyer, Echo & The Bunnymen, Spoon and Pavement. I can hear all of these artists in Oceanography. There are notable muso's lending a hand: Scott Barwick (Jonathan Richman), Peter Labberton (Parquet Courts, St Vincent), Bevan Herbekian (Teenager, Colors) and Kirt Lind (Donald Beaman). However, the mainstay is Brian Kelly. He basically is Oceanography so what you hear is one single 'feel ' to the albums. It's not all over the shop and meshes together.

I have not included any downloads but a link to the excellent website. There you will find songs to listen to and shop.